vow of silence

vow of silence
A vow, taken particularly by members of some religious orders, to refrain from speaking either totally or under specified conditions.

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  • Vow of silence — A vow of silence is a religious vow, usually taken in a monastic context, to maintain silence. Known as Mauna in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism, the practice is integral to Christian and Islamic traditions as well. Apart from that it is also… …   Wikipedia

  • vow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ solemn ▪ marriage, wedding ▪ monastic, religious, sacred ▪ final …   Collocations dictionary

  • vow — 1 noun (C) a serious promise: marriage vows | vow to do sth: a vow to avenge his brother s death | take/make a vow: She made a vow never to tell anybody what she had heard. | keep/break a vow (=do or not do what you promised) | vow of silence (=a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • silence — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 quietness ADJECTIVE ▪ lengthy, long, prolonged ▪ brief, momentary, a moment s, short ▪ There was a mome …   Collocations dictionary

  • vow — 1. noun a) A solemn promise to perform some act, or behave in a specified manner, especially a promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a …   Wiktionary

  • vow — 1. noun a vow of silence Syn: oath, pledge, promise, bond, covenant, commitment, avowal, profession, affirmation, attestation, assurance, guarantee; word, word of honor; formal troth 2. verb I vowed to do better Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • vow — 1. noun a vow of silence Syn: promise, pledge, oath, bond, covenant, commitment, word (of honour) 2. verb I vowed to do better Syn: promise, pledge, swear, undertake, make a commitment, give one s word …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • vow — vow1 [vau] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: vou, from Latin votum; VOTE2] 1.) a serious promise →↑oath ▪ Jim made a vow that he would find his wife s killer. keep/break a vow (=to do or not do what you promised) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Day of Silence — For other uses, see Silence Day (disambiguation). The Day of Silence is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network s (GLSEN) annual day of action to protest the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)… …   Wikipedia

  • I Vow to Thee, My Country — is a British patriotic song created in 1921 when a poem by Cecil Spring Rice was set to music by Gustav Holst.HistoryThe origin of the lyrics is a poem by diplomat Cecil Spring Rice which he wrote in 1908 whilst posted to the British Embassy in… …   Wikipedia

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